Nominations are now open for Refrigerated & Frozen Foods’ 9th Annual Best New Retail Products Contest. Due to the popularity of last year’s competition with a record number of votes, we’ve split the contest into two this year: frozen foods in April, and refrigerated foods in August.

Frozen is first, so I will review all the nominations submitted between now and Monday, March 15th, and select 20 products as finalists for online voting throughout the month of April.

How it Works:

Nominations can be submitted through the form below by food processors and manufacturers as well as suppliers and marketing/PR firms. Products are selected based on uniqueness to the market, packaging enhancements, on-trend flavor profiles, and addressing consumer needs. Seasonal, limited-time-only or special-edition products are not applicable.

Eligible frozen products need to have been on store shelves from March 2020, to March 2021. Products for sale before March 2020 are not eligible.

Products receiving the top-five votes will be featured in Refrigerated & Frozen FoodsJuly magazine alongside a company Q&A, and the product receiving the most votes overall will also be featured in an episode of our From the Cold Corner Podcast in July.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at Good luck!

Fill out my online form.